Why UT Austin

Any good university educates its students. But a great university—a university with monumental impact and a tradition of intellectual leadership—does more. It transforms lives on a grand scale.

Or, as we like to say, what starts here changes the world.

Since 1883, students from across Texas and around the world have come to The University of Texas at Austin to seek challenges and open doors to the future. Graduate students choose the university for its reputation for academic excellence, its commitment to research and teaching, and its location. Austin, Texas is a vibrant city that offers a thriving art and music scene, delicious food and beautiful parks and lakes to explore.

Mural in Austin, Texas

Living in Austin

Life in Austin is like no other. Experience live music, film and art, take a dip in the spring-fed waters of Barton Springs Pool or a hike along the Greenbelt, enjoy year-round sunshine and sample some of the best food in Texas.

Italian Club students at the Cactus Cafe

Campus Life

The University of Texas at Austin is big and bold. But it's also a place where graduate students find themselves, both in the classroom and in our unique, keepin'-it-weird community

Students and Capitol through Main Building arch

Visit UT Austin

Come visit the Forty Acres and see our beautiful campus for yourself. Take a tour, connect with faculty, and visit our world-class resources, libraries and labs.

Learn more about The University of Texas at Austin

Overview of UT Austin

Learn more about why we're ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country.

Facts and Figures

Quick facts about UT Austin, including national and international rankings.

Mission and Values

Read more about UT Austin's mission, core purpose and core values.

History and Traditions

A guide to Longhorn history, traditions and lingo.

Campus Destinations

UT Austin is home to dozens of museums, libraries, centers, institutes and special venues spread across the campus and the city.